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Saudi air defenses intercept 'Iranian-Houthi' ballistic missile fired towards Riyadh: Saudi Information Ministry

Ahram Online , AFP , Tuesday 19 Dec 2017
The Kingdom Centre Tower is seen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Reuters)
The Kingdom Centre Tower is seen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Reuters)
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"Coalition forces confirm intercepting an Iranian-Houthi missile," the Center for International Communication, an arm of the Saudi information ministry, said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Saudi air defenses on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the Saudi capital Riyadh.

The ballistic missile was intercepted south of the capital, and the missile did not cause any damage, the Al-Saudiya announced in a news flash.

The armed Houthi movement, who is battling a Saudi-led coalition in neighbouring Yemen, said it had fired a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital.

Today's incident comes days after Washington accused Tehran of manufacturing a missile fired by the Yemeni rebels at the Saudi capital last month.

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